An appointment with a VPS at J.Crew is absolutely free with no commitment from the shopper... no minimums, fees, etc. In fact, you could have spent nothing at J.Crew in the past, but by simply expressing interest in meeting a VPS, you will be invited to shop exclusive sales, promotions, etc.
Moral of the Story: fashion-forward teachers must be on the lookout for great opportunities to build your wardrobe on a budget. Best way to do that is give your email address to receive special offers from your favorite retailers, ask if stores have a Teacher Discount (J.Crew definitely does!) and sign up for free services such as a VPS. When you do, you will be invited to things like this:
Bling It On at J.Crew Georgetown: 20% Off our Jewelry Collection