If you've ever wanted to be paid for surfing the web, you can now with the 'Perk' browser. The browser allows you to earn points by searching, shopping online and sharing things with your friends. As you use the browser, points accumulate for you to redeem. The points can be used for cash, gifts, air miles and gift cards.
The Chrome-based browser is free to download and use. All of the rewards are made possible by participating retailers. Companies like Dockers, Nordstrom and Walgreens have all signed on to the Perk platform.
Perk's proposition may sound too good to be true but it isn't. Companies are willing to sign on to programs like this because it acts as a supplementary loyalty system. Points are only awarded if you shop at a participating retailer.