Bonus Experience Awards
The party as a whole and individual characters can earn bonus experience awards at the DM’s discretion.
On time to sessions, good sportsmanship, good role-playing, contributing to the fun, etc.
The use of unique class abilities in a way that helps significantly.
The value of coins, gems, trade goods, art objects, and the like if given to charity, donated to religious institutions, returned to towns, used to pay taxes, etc.
Accomplishing adventure-related tasks, uncovering secret information, using an imaginative solution to a problem, finding hidden treasure, etc.