When giving out a recognition, there is the option to assign points to the recognition and typically a user receives a set amount of points to give out over a specific time period.
The point amount and time period to give them out is dependant on what the company admins decide to assign each user. If you don't see that you have any points to give out at all, this is most likely because your company has decided to opt out of having points given out and they just want recognitions to be given. Some companies will assign points to Managers only to hand out, so users can still accumulate points to redeem for the different rewards.
If you aren't sure how your company has decided to set this up for your platform, you can always reach out to the Bucketlist Support team to ask about this, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org