I wanted to share something with you all that I have really been happy with. For the last several months I have been using Swag Bucks to do searches to earn prizes. If you sign up, all you have to do is use the search engine, and you will randomly earn "swag bucks." If you use it consistently, you can earn enough bucks to cash in for prizes or gift cards. I've already been able to order a few things from Amazon.com using the gift cards I have earned.
It helps that I downloaded the tool bar. Now whenever I have something random to search I can quickly type it into the box at the top of my browser. Sometimes I will use it to search for sites I regularly visit. It isn't exactly quick, but it is definitely painless. If you think you might be interested, you can sign up through the banner on my sidebar! I definitely love free stuff.