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Discounts for teachers? We think that idea deserves an A-plus

May 18, 2011 | 10:30 am

Graduation season is here and while cards, gifts and attention are lavished upon students who’ve managed to muscle through their classes to completion, it’s also an opportunity to say “thank you” to the teachers who helped them.

And teachers, if you’re ending the year feeling unacknowledged, stressed or tense, there are places in the world of beauty and fashion that are ready to give you a break.

With proper identification, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft and the Limited all offer teachers a 15% discount -- just call to confirm whether an individual store participates.

Some spas and skin clinics also offer teacher specials. Here are a few of the good deals we found:

Glen Ivy Hot Springs
25000 Glen Ivy Road
(888) 453-6489
The admission rate per person is regularly $39, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; $52 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Teachers can receive 15% off admission any day when they show valid ID.  Later this summer, Glen Ivy plans to offer programs and classes with a “back to school” theme, including hair, makeup and skincare workshops and tips on stress relief, work/life balance and lifestyle. The teacher-friendly beauty programs and classes are complimentary with admission this summer.

Kalologie Skincare
317 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles
(310) 276-9670
Teachers receive 10% off facials, massages and products Monday through Thursday.

La Quinta Resort
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta
(800) 598-3828
Teacher Appreciation package valid June 1-Sept. 30, includes two-nights starting at $99 per night, no resort fee, $25 resort credit that can be used toward spa treatments.

If none of these works for you, don’t be shy about calling your local spa or salon to see if it offers discounts. They just might want to say thank you, teachers.

-- Alene Dawson

Photo: Guests relax in a pool at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times