Where can you earn cash & gift cards online?

I wanted to put together this list for all of you that are just starting out with earing cash online and for those that are looking for new places to try out. 

I want to stress that any of these places on my lists are legitimate sites that I trust.  I have used each of these for quite some time now and have also been paid by each of these.

Swagbucks - Search engine powered by Google and Ask.com - They randomly award you Swagbucks and you can redeem them for gift cards and all kinds of prizes.  My favorite is the $5 Amazon gift card for 450 Swagbucks.  You can also earn Swagbucks when they give out free codes, watching videos, printing & redeeming coupons, shopping or for referring your friends.  Get 30 free Swagbucks just for signing up today!

My Points - They send you emails with advertisements in them.  Open the emails, click the link to view the site and you are awarded points.  Also earn points from shopping at your fav stores through their links, referring friends, printing coupons and taking surveys.  Redeem your points for all kinds of gift cards! 

You Data - View advertisements, click on the link to view the site and easily earn cash.  They pay every Friday directly into your PayPal account.  No cashout minimums.  And no need to even request payments!  By the way, PayPal is free and easy to use, incase you're wondering. 

QuickRewards - They send you emails, you click on the advertisements and view the site.  They reward you in points which translate into cash.  This also pays to your PayPal account.  No minimum cashouts!

Send Earnings - They send you emails, you click the link and view the advertisement or site.  They reward you in cash. You can also earn cash for taking their surveys and referring friends, among other things on their site.  Earn $5.00 just for signing up!

Inbox Dollars - Exactly the same as Send Earnings.  Feel free to sign up for both!

These sites are all FREE for you to use.  No cost is necessary to use these sites.  They will pay YOU in either cash or gift cards, depending on the site.

Note that on several of these sites there may be free trials or whatnot that you can sign up for, but beware that some of them do require a credit card and may cost you money.  These are completely optional portions of the sites.  I avoid these and I don't sign up for anything requiring a credit card, unless it's something I really want, which is pretty rare.

My suggestion is to keep with the free portions of these sites.  You will still earn cash and gift cards, so no worries about that. 

I hope this list helps you to get started making money online or helps you find a new site to try out.  This list will not make you rich, but it sure is nice to have these extra bits of income. 

Check back occasionally, as I will add sites to this list... but only after I try them out for awhile and I receive a payment from them.  You can always find this list by clicking on the "Earn Cash Online" tab on my menu bar.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will try my best to help you out!