GPT Sites

Get Paid To (GPT) sites offer a variety of ways to earn points. They may pay you to search, watch videos, play games, shop online, or other things.

Swagbucks

Swagbucks offers several ways to earn, including searching. You won't with every search, but there are so many ways to earn, it's not a huge deal. Amazon cards are available in $5, $25, $50, $100 and $500 denominations. The $5 cards are by far the cheapest. At this time, you can only redeem 5 $5 gift cards per month. Other prizes, however, no longer have a limit.
  • Have I tried it? Yes
  • How to maximize rewards: Try to reach the daily goal, shown on the right hand side of the screen. Every day that you reach the goal, you get a bonus. If you reach the goal for 7, 14, 21 days, or for a full month, you also get an additional bonus, ranging from 25 to 300 swagbucks. Bonuses are rewarded on the 5th of the following month. Don't just focus on searching, as it's extremely difficult to reach the goal this way. 
  • Ways to earn: Searching, playing games, watching videos, shopping, special offers, tasks, trading stuff in, referrals.
  • Referral method: Email, Facebook, Twitter, referral link
  • My personal impression: Personally, I love Swagbucks. I use it the most of any site to earn Amazon gift cards. Sometimes, the daily goal comes pretty easily, and you can get far more points than the goal. Other times, it's all you can do just to reach it. Swagbucks TV Mobile, available for Android devices, including Kindle Fire, and iOS, is how I get a lot of my points, and it makes it much easier to reach my goal. I can usually easily earn at least $25 a month in Amazon cards, plus have points left over. If you can get active referrals, you earn matching swagbucks on their search wins, up to 1,000 per person.
To sign up:  http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/harnzen
 (Note: This is my personal referral link. If you're interested in signing up for Swagbucks, please consider using it. It would help me out and I would really appreciate it. Thank you!)

Irazoo

Irazoo is a lot like Swagbucks, in that there are several ways to earn, including searching, special offers, etc. Amazon cards are available in $5, $10, $15, $25, $50, and $100 denominations.

  • Have I tried it? Yes, but only briefly so far.
  • How to maximize rewards: Again, try to get referrals. You can earn up to 3,000 points per referral.
  • Ways to earn: Offers, tasks, coupons, daily deals, games, searching, surveys.
  • Referral method: Referral links/banners, email
  • My personal impression: As of this writing, I haven't been with Irazoo very long. I haven't been with it long enough to cash out for a gift card yet, but will update this post when I do. Although I'll probably stick with it, I'll most likely use it after I've made my daily goal with Swagbucks. Recently, on their Facebook page, an Irazoo rep stated that it's currently taking about 3 weeks for gift card codes to be delivered, which does not impress me.
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: I discovered on 3/12/14 that when you refer someone, their email address is shared with you. So if you sign up with irazoo, the person who referred you will be able to see your email address. My apologies for not realizing this sooner. Thank you to those of you who have signed up under me, and please rest assured that I will never, EVER email you, or share your email address with ANYONE. 
To sign up: http://www.irazoo.com/ReferedNewUser.aspx?RefBy=harnzen (Note: This is my personal referral link. If you're interested in signing up for Irazoo, please consider using it. It would help me out and I would really appreciate it. Thank you!) Please realize that by signing up under me, I will be able to see your email address. This is built into Irazoo, and it's not something I chose. I will never share your address with anyone, or email you.