With the economy the way it is & the holidays coming quickly upon us, I've been hearing from people lately, "Who should I buy presents for & how do I afford them?"
My first suggestion is to join Swagbucks. I've got 280 something Swagbucks myself, after having recently cashed a bunch in for 2 Amazon.com gift cards, a Starbucks gift card and an iTunes gift card. If you haven't heard about Swagbucks, you need to! Basically, you log in and use their search engine (which uses Google & Ask.com) and you win Swagbucks which are redeemable for gift cards and other stuff. This is the coolest of my "free" recommendations because you are simply being rewarded for something you do anyway!
I also use Mypoints and InboxDollars. Both programs reward you for reading e-mails and then clicking on the links. The difference is that My Points pays in gift cards, whereas Inbox Dollars pays in cold, hard cash. Again, I can refer you to these programs if you'd like. You can simply click on this link for InboxDollars, but for My Points, I have to refer you via e-mail. Inbox Dollars will give you $5 just for signing up. Also, if you use credit cards, now is the time to cash in your rewards!
Also, here are some posts on how to make money on the internet, including my posts on getting a $500 Sears card & a $500 IKEA card. Believe it or not, I still have $75 on my Sears card & $375 on my IKEA card. Since I'm due to have a baby in the next few weeks, I'm not sure I'll be doing much Christmas shopping unless it's by e-card :)