**UPDATE: Boomertowne is dead. They did not cash in any gift cards since the early part of May 2008, and stopped communicating with their users. Please see this post for more information.
Boomertowne.com is one of the few legitimate sites that I have found that really gives an opportunity to make money (in the form of gift cards). Here’s a breakdown of the site:
You earn points for participating in the Boomertowne community. You can participate via chat rooms, forums, making a profile, playing games, and rating quotes or jokes (just to name a few).
You can earn up to 1,000 points a day, and can have separate accounts for each individual in a household (the limit is 4 people per mailing address). We currently have 2 accounts (myself and my husband), and I think that this is plenty. It takes me about 30 minutes a day to get 600-650 points for my account, and I do this while either watching tv or chatting on the phone. I have found that using the Safari browser loads the pages quickly when compared to Firefox or Internet Explorer.
There are a variety of prizes available, but I tend to gravitate towards gift cards or cash. There are $25 gift cards available for Target or Best Buy for 10,000 points. A $50 Visa gift card is 20,100 points. There are more expensive Visa gift cards, but currently there is no discount for saving up points for a higher valued gift card.
So far, we have redeemed our points for a $25 Target card, 2 $25 Best Buy gift cards, and a $50 Visa gift card – the site says it can take 6-8 weeks for delivery. In my experience, it has taken 2-3 weeks for the first two gift cards, and I am currently waiting on the others, which I ordered about a week ago.
I would recommend checking out this site. There is no affiliate program, and I have not been spammed with any e-mail besides the weekly newsletter, which I signed up for. We are saving the Best Buy gift cards for a second Guitar Hero guitar. I used the Target gift card for diapers and wipes, and plan on using the Visa gift card for a new phone. In this case, the gift cards earned are some money saved!
If you do check out this site, please let me know what you think!