Virtuemart rewards point to money for Alpha User Points is a joomla 1.7/2.5 component for enabling customers to change alpha points to money, generating a free-charge value coupon "on the fly", and storing coupon code as a gift coupon to use in the cart. In this way customers are able to pay orders both with alpha points or other payment method, or even together!
Please note, this is a part of our Virtuemart Reward Points extension, and it's available alone for the only pourpose of using with other alpha points rules.
The component "only" manages the "rewards point to cash" process. If you want to manage the inverse process, buy the AUP order to points plugin, available on the same site, or just the Reward Points Extension, that does everything and it's compatible with Alpha User Points and alpha points.
It is very easy to use, just create a menu link to that component, where customers will find an exchange free-charge value coupon. Customers specifies the amount of points to change and the component generates a code "on the fly". Just copy/past the code in the cart, or go to alpha user points account manager (both in front than in back end) to find the code in the recent activity.
The only problem I had was that I couldn't "step" points, that is have them expire X time period after purchase that earned the points. It was expire all points or none for the version that supports Joomla 1.5.x
After contacting the developer he refunded my purchase but then contacted me to let me know he had found a way it could be done. Within a few hours he had a new version that did just what I wanted to do. Great support, great product, it is so easy to use you will not regret the purchase.