I'm not seeing the rewards side box in my store
Are you using a custom template? Where is your sidebox column? By default MageRewards adds the rewards sidebox to the right side of any catalog pages. If your catalog pages only have a left column it wont show. If your layout has a left column instead of a right column, you might be able to fix it by following these instructions:
1. Edit app/design/frontend/your_package/your_theme/layout/rewards.xml file. If the file does not exist copy it from app/design/frontend/your_package/default/layout/rewards.xml.
2. Find the line with this:
and change it to this
This is approximately line 118.
3. Save, clear cache and try again.