Get Paid for Taking Online Surveys
Pinecone Research is an excellent group that pays $5 per survey, but you will have to search the Internet for a recruitment link since Pinecone tends to recruit randomly and at different times of the year across a variety of websites and networks.
e-Rewards is another great survey site, but from what I see it is invitation only. One way you might get an invitation is to order something online from Macy's -- it has worked that way before.
Personally, I only join survey sites that pay cash (check or Paypal). I do not work for survey "points," since it is a waste of time to try to figure out the true value of points. If the survey company in question says it will convert points to cash, I figure they should just pay cash to begin with.