After Smart Shopping Montreal climbed onto the best-seller list 29 years ago (and remains a best seller), Sandra was offered her own column, which ran for 15 years in The Montreal Gazette. She has also become a regular on TV news and talk radio, and is a popular lecturer. Fans of her enormously popular shopping shlog have already achieved a million hits per month - just in this one city. You can also follow her on twitter
A regular contributor to CJAD radio since 1986, her audience tunes in because she knows how to save them time and money when shopping. She tells them where to go for the bargains, who to call when something breaks or where to find the impossible-to-find item. Sandra's listeners, readers of her book and her online audience learn to stretch their pay checks, making them go as far as possible.
Sandra is a native New Yorker with a Masters degree in Art and Education from the City University of New York. Her passion for learning and travel has taken her to 41 countries, 47 U.S. States and all 10 Canadian provinces. During and after her adventures, she reports (sometimes with her husband Stan Posner) for their travel blog (www.travelsmartplanet.com), twitter, Instagram , travel radio, e-zines, print media, YouTube and podcasts.
Together she and her husband have written the best-selling guidebook, Drive I-95:Exit by Exit Info, Maps, History and Trivia (www.drivei95.com) , now in its 6th edition (and an e-book, a phone app and an iPad app). They have made appearances in over 100 newspapers, many TV stations, over 40 radio stations and dozens of web sites in the U.S. and Canada. NBC-TV has interviewed them about a reality TV show based on their adventures, and NPR aired them across the US, so they anticipate a radio or TV series some day.
She has lectured for the Greater Montreal Convention and Tourism Bureau groups and conventions and for the Independent Book Publishers Association. Sandra has been featured in ENROUTE magazine as one of their "Remarkable People", in L'ACTUALITE in their Passionate People feature, and in CHATELAINE as one of Canada's smartest shoppers.
Member: Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) www.travelmedia.ca, Independent Book Publishers Association (PMA) www.ibpa-online.org, Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) www.aelaq.org, Small Publishers Association Network (SPAN).
Sandra Phillips' Media Appearances
Sandra Phillips has been the shopping guru for the past twenty years. She has written in, been written about and appeared in hundreds of media outlets.
Written: The Montreal Gazette, National Post, The Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Canadian Press, ader's Digest, Chatelaine, LouLou, Homemakers, Enroute, Voyageur, Via Magazine, Journeywoman.com, Cheap Thrills Montreal, The Suburban, Complete Canadian Used Car Guide, L'Acturalite, Le Journal de Montreal, La Presse, L'Argent et Vous, Montreal Living, Your Home, The Canadian Shoppier, Coup de Pouce, Decoration Chez Soi, Canadian MoneySaver, Montreal Scene, Les Idees de Ma Maison, MTL, Montreal Magazine, Un Peu Plus, L'Essential, Consommation, TV Hebdo, Destination World, Femme Plus, The Chronicle, The Link, Hudson Gazette, McGill Reporter, Cite Nouvelles, Allo Vedettes, London Free Press, Winnipeg Press, Halifax Chronicle Herald Times and Transcript Moncton, The Province (Vancouver), Senior Times
Television: CTV News; Good Morning Canada, CBC Newswatch; Global News, Voxx Videotron, "It's Your Money", Ciao Montreal, Chai Montreal, Claire Lamarche, TQS
In the US:
USA Today, Newsday, New York Daily News, AP Wire, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fayetteville Observer, Delaware News Journal, Potomac News, News-Journal, Home News Tribune, Trenton Times, Charlotte Observer, Virginia Living, Asbury Park Press, Princeton Packet, SOHO Business Report, New York Sun, Northeast News Gleaner, Family Motor Coaching, Kiplingerâ€™s Retirement Report, Norâ€™Easter, New Haven Register, Weissmann Travel Reports, Cheap Thrills New York, Buffalo News, Talahassee Democrat, Naples Daily News, North Carolina News Observer, The Sun Link, Morning News, Senior Voice of Florida, The Avery Post, Town Talk, Providence Journal, Carolina Parent, News-Times
Television: NBC, CBS, ABC, Comcast Cable, Fox, News12
Radio: KXAM, AAA Travel Clear Channel, Travels with Kal, WICC, WRVA, WFLO, WCMY, WVTK, WREC, WPAZ, WWPR, WCRE, WBOC, WVMT, Talking Travel Resource Center, WSDF, WTMY, WFLS, WLRN, WHYY, WOR, WXCL, WEAA, KTCH, WNJC, WSPK, WREL
On-line: RoadTripAmerica.com, maps-4-directions.com, disneyworldtrivia.co, canoe.com, Canada.com, FAXTS.com, quart.ca, bookviews.com , PublicityHound.com, dgroff.com/bookshelf.htm, thebooxreviews.com, gypsyjournal.net, travelguidewarehouse.com, Tripsandjourneys.com, wheretogonext.com, golfbusinesswire.com, Shop-it-here.com, Travelguidewarehouse.com, bookreporter.com, dealofday.com, ruv.net, perfectquestion.com