You earn points for taking a variety of actions:
Auctions allow you to place a bid on a reward, typically allowing you to win it for fewer points than simply redeeming-it-now. When you bid on an auction your points are taken from your account total and held in escrow. If another member outbids you your points are instantly returned to your account and you'll be notified via e-mail.
Each Sweepstakes will have a timeframe and a quantity of points per entry. When you exchange points for entries, you will NOT receive those points back.
A selection of rewards for which you can directly redeem your points. No waiting for auctions to close, but supplies are limited, so don't hesitate to redeem!
The My Account tab is a running transaction register of every way that you've earned or redeemed points. The net total of these transaction is displayed in the My Points "odometer" on the top menu bar.