Oops! Best Buy rescinds email invite; also: Cub launches food-shelf fundraiser, Northwest air miles are up, and Sun Country adds baggage fee

When Republicans raged against “elites” at the Xcel Energy Center this week, they weren’t talking about Best Buy customers, were they? If so, it’s a big misunderstanding. The Richfield retailer accidentally sent its Reward Zone customers a mass email Wednesday informing them they qualify for its “most elite membership level: Premier Black.” Free shipping, a 45-day return policy, and special Geek Squad services. They quickly rescinded the invitation,   explaining it was a mistake during email testing.

Cub Foods has kicked off its fifth annual Round-Up fundraiser for Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank. The stores will be asking customers this month to round up their grocery bills to the next dollar, with the extra change going to benefit the food shelf. The campaign generated $387,000 in donations during the first four years. Cub will match the first $50,000 in contributions this month.

Airline news: Northwest Airlines reports a 1.9 percent increase in revenue passenger miles flown during August over a year ago. And Sun Country joins its larger competitors in adding a surcharge for passengers’ first checked bag. The first-bag fee will be $12, and the second-bag fee will stay at $25. First-class passengers, unaccompanied minors and active military members are exempt.

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