One of the ways I make a little money is through online survey sites but Swagbucks is so much better because you earn points just from things like searching the web through their toolbar instead of Google! Plus they regularly do team challenges where teams get awarded bonus points for winning and you get extra points just for searching, doing quizzes, daily polls and watching things.
It is easy to join in and you get to pick your own team. I'm team Naughty!
Doing things like this is a great way to get started on saving points, earning rewards and gift cards to use throughout the year or for Christmas next year.