A friend of mine posted on Facebook about this website, Swagbucks. You sign up for free and do any number of things on the web (listed on the left side of their webpage) to earn Swag Bucks (SB). The SB's can then be redeemed for sweepstakes entries, gift cards, merchandise, etc.
I'm still kind of getting the hang of the website and there's some stuff that I will not use (some of the special offers and such where they send you stuff, I'm not comfortable with that...). I do think that using their website to do any kind of web search to earn SB's (you earn them randomly) is a good way to earn bucks without giving away personal info. They also offer coupons on their website that you can print out and use and they will credit you SB's in 8-10 weeks. This I am going to give a shot. Hopefully this proves to be a lucrative way to earn things that you can use (I intend to get some gift cards and such with my SB's when I finally earn enough.)