Getting 2500 kills on a planets doubles the upgrade materials you can collect from that planet. For example, if you kill 2500 enemies on Earth, and then collect a spinmetal plant, you will receive 2 spinmetals instead of one.
If you use an Ether Seed, which enemies may drop, you'll earn extra glimmer for 10 minutes.
You can earn 12 Strange Coins a week by completing the Level 22 Heroic Strike - 3 Strange Coins), the Level 26 Heroic Strike - 3 Strange Coins), and the Level 28 Heroic Strike - 6 Strange Coins). You also may find them as rare mission rewards or in engram/gold chests.
Take your Strange Coins to the Tower and exchange them with Xur, Agent of the 9, for special Sparrow and weapon upgrades. Xur is only in the Tower from 9:00 AM on Fridays to 9:00 AM on Sundays. He is in the Hall of Guardians, in the same area as the Crucible quartermaster.
The ammo in your primary weapon and some ammo in your special/heavy weapons will replenish itself if you stand idle for 45 seconds.
Hit the jump button a third time after double jumping to deactivate your boosters and land quickly.
To quickly get loot, especially high-level gear, go to Earth and find the cave at Skywatch in Old Russia. There will probably be players already there, making use of this trick. Hive Acolytes and Thralls spawn in waves from the cave and rush out. Kill them before they find cover, but don't head in for the loot just yet. Remain just far enough away, and the waves will spawn over and over again. Eventually, they'll have dropped a ton of loot for you to collect.
This method can also be used to build up a lot of glimmer, especially if you use the Black Wax Idol items, which increase the glimmer you get from killing Hive enemies.
In the Tower, sprint, jump, and jump again the moment you land. By repeating jumps, your momentum will let you move faster than you can sprint.
Go to the tower and head to the gunsmith.
Purchase the uncommon shotgun Preacher Mkl and go to Venus.
Kill Praerton, or whatever his name is outside of the Vog raid using that shotgun.
He will drop 10,000 glimmer each time you kill him with Preacher Mkl!
Disassemble unwanted gear in your inventory to break it down into materials and glimmer.
Use the tips below to get Legendary and Exotic gear.