I just requested a $50 dollar check from Opinion Outpost, a survey company! How it works: I get emailed a link to a survey almost every day. Sometimes several a day. If I qualify for the survey; don't answer to quickly, right demographic; then I get a certain number of points. This company is great because each point corresponds to 10 cents. (More then most places do! The next best one the points are a few cents each.) So to get $50, I just had to earn 500 points. And the average survey pays 20 points.
Want to sign up? Copy this link: http://OpinionOutpost.com/join/8498775
I have a long list of things to get with those fifty dollars!
Fabric to make this:
From Pottery Barn, $100
Inspired by a Anthropology duvet cover From kojodesigns.blogspot.com
And wood to make this:
From Pottery Barn, $300
And this:From Pottery Barn, $250
And a chandelier from the thrift store to make something similar to this: