Since you posted that question, you just got MORE points. Lots of ways to gain points here in the community forums, and about all their good for is to show people how experienced you are here. There are lots of ways to get more points, the main being to just answer questions when you can. There are also "missions" that will give you bigger batches of points.
The "Gamification" feature article in the "All Things Community" section (here: All Things Community) will describe it all to you. Have fun....
This is the strangest points system I saw. Instead of directly assigning a point value to the entire product, why does Verizon make it sound like a discount ?. I see that most of the after point prices are what we get on other sites ?
What is the point ? (pun intended)