There are several different types of sites on the internet for getting free things, but I’d like to talk about GPT sites.
GPT (Get Paid To) sites are filled with “offers” for you to complete that consist of surveys, trials, email newsletters to sign up for, and more. Many free offers and usually some paid offers (as well as cell phone and credit card offers) will be available for those interested. So how does this get you free stuff?
GPT sites get paid a certain amount of money for every offer that you complete, and then they pay you a portion of that in points, cash, or both depending on how their site is set up. Some sites will pay you the day you request a prize, others will pay you anywhere from a day to two months after you request a prize. It depends on how the owner of the site wants to pay out.
There are some scam sites out there, so you have to be careful and investigate the site(s) you’re looking at. You really should be careful with anything online. Be sure to read my post When Joining New Sites for some help on investigating sites before joining. Remember, not all of these sites are scams; some sites are just really crappy.
Make sure to keep watching the blog here for more updates on sites that aren’t crappy! I try sites myself before talking about them, and I do my best not to steer you wrong.