Next time you are taking a road trip think about ROADIE. ROADIE is a cool new way to connect drivers with things that need to be delivered. If you are driving somewhere you post yourself as a driver and someone else posts a gig (something that needs delivery). The two parties come to a mutual agreement as to the delivery price.
If you become a regular driver you can deduct your mileage. So if you have to drive a distance, make the most of it and pay for the trip while your at it!