I went to check the mail today and was very happy to see a piece of mail from Angus Reid. I joined the Angus Reid Forum in January 2011 and completed a total of 28 surveys where I earned "Survey Dollars". Back in December, I finally accumulated $50 Survey Dollars and was able to redeem them. So today in the mail, I received my $50 cheque! I know it sounds like a lot of surveys for $50, but the way I see it, the surveys are fairly simple and quick and it's $50 more dollars than I had yesterday.
Also, I am close to redeeming $10 in Amazon.ca gift cards from Swagbucks. That will bring my total Swagbuck redemptions to $90 in Amazon.ca gift cards. Again, it takes awhile to earn the Swagbucks and I think it takes me approx 3 weeks to accumulate enough Swagbucks to redeem a $5 Amazon.ca gift card. The Swagbucks I earn are usually through web searches, so it's something that I have to do anyway. Then I answer the Daily Poll and occasionally complete a survey. My goal this year is to save all Amazon.ca gift cards that I redeem and use that towards Christmas gifts.
Love finding other ways, and to me simple ways to earn a little extra $$.