To get points, I use it as a search engine, and I have the tool bar on my Internet Explorer. You get one Swagbuck everyday just for having the toolbar. I usually get Swagbucks once in the morning and once in the evening using the search engine. It's usually between 8 and 12 Swagbucks. And then I take the daily poll, for one Swagbuck. I love polls in general, so I never miss that one. And then I check out the surveys. I've only been able to take a few surveys, but the Swagbucks you earn are totally worth the time. Oh, and the codes! I'm not a huge code hunter, but if I'm not doing anything else, I will go look for them. Some are much easier to find than others, say if they are in the blog or inbox. But some are hidden in the Swagbucks TV shows. I'm still new to it all, but these are the easiest ways I find Swagbucks.
Then go check out the REWARDS!! There are many e-gift cards that require fewer Swagbucks than the Barnes & Noble one. Like, there is a $5 Amazon one for 450 Swagbucks. But since I just got a Nook E-reader, I wanted the B&N one. It is something I have to save up for, but it's free money, so I think it's worth it.